Daily Archives: 19 October 2021

Creepy Confessions

I have never had a bad experience at the Rite of Penance, but I’ve heard from people who have. Those people are pretty much all women. That’s a subjective observation, as guys seem to complain less frequently about confessors. So … Continue reading

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Diocese of Rome Synod Address, Part 16, One Great People

We should feel ourselves part of one great people which has received God’s promises. Those promises speak of a future in which all are invited to partake of the banquet God has prepared for every people (cf. Isaiah 25:6). The … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: The Beauty of Christ, Pastoral Proposals, Part 1

We arrive at the end of our discussion on The Beauty of Christ, Model and Prototype of Christian Holiness and the Pontifical Council for Culture offers its Pastoral Proposals. We’ll take these slowly, and in pieces, touching on matters such as episcopal … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 9: The Reconciled Church, Part 3

Let’s complete Pope John Paul II’s thinking on The Reconciled Church. He leans on his second predecessor to suggest that our mission to evangelize the world by preaching Jesus’ good news is part of our expression as a community “reconciled to God.” … Continue reading

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